The Philadelphia Eagles may not have made it to Super Bowl 2020, but the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs (Hey, Andy Reid!) matchup in Miami is still a good excuse to post up at a bar and eat wings and fries while watching the commercials and rooting for (or, ahem, against) some other team. Tons of places will be showing Super Bowl 54, but that doesn’t automatically make them the best spots to watch. Viewers need big TVs with the sound on, good food, and good drinks — and discounts don’t hurt. Here’s a list of 20 solid Super Bowl-watching options in Philly.Read More
Where to Watch the Super Bowl in Philly
Also known as: Where to drink beer and watch Super Bowl commercials
1. Evil Genius
In support of former Eagles coach Andy Reid, Fishtown brewery Evil Genius is turning into a Kansas City Chiefs bar for the game. Food specials include the “big dipper” with buffalo chicken dip, spinach artichoke dip, pita, chips, crudite, and a big pretzel for $16. The game will be on the TVs and if the Chiefs are winning, half time will feature happy hour prices on pints ($5).
2. Garage (multiple locations)
With arcade games and a wide variety of beer offerings, both Garage locations are fun spots to watch the game. Look for large projection screens and multiple TVs (nine in Fishtown and five in South Philly).
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3. Craft Hall
At the family-friendly Craft Hall, kids can make a beeline for the indoor playground and video games while adults watch the game on a big projection wall or HD TVs over the bars on both levels. Shareable specials are planned for the Super Bowl, including roast pork sandwiches sold by the foot, green wings by the pound, and pretzel bites with cheese sauce.
Chinatown’s first craft beer bar serves a mean selection of wings and other game-day appropriate snacks, all in front of 33 HD TVs set throughout the space.
5. Field House
With a name like Field House, it’s got to be good for watching sports. The 12,000-square-foot space has 35 TVs and 40 beers on draft, all from within 100 miles of Philly. Deals for game day include $10 pizzas and $4 cans.
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6. City Tap House Logan Square
The Center City location of City Tap House shows games on an 18-by-19-foot video screen. The bar has more than 35 beers on draft to go with gastropub fare like blue crab mac and cheese and mussels in a spicy coconut broth.
7. The Post
The Post, University City’s beer hall and arcade, has game day food specials on wings, dips, nachos, and jalapeño poppers, plus drink deals on beer ($4 Bud Light, $5 Victory Hop Devil), shots ($5), and shareable margaritas ($20). The game will be on 11 televisions and SportsRadio 94WIP will broadcast live onsite before the game.
8. City Tap House University City
In University City, City Tap House has plenty of TVs, 60 beers on tap, a menu of gastropub fare, and a roof deck.
9. Nick's Bar & Grille
The sound will be on the TVs and the specials will be plentiful at Nick’s in Old City. Snag $14 beer buckets, $5 citywides, several different kinds of wings, roast pork sandwiches, roast beef, and stuffed long hots. No seats at the bar? Don’t worry: There are tables in the back with more TVs and the same menu.
10. Brü Craft & Wurst
Bru has dozens of beers on tap, eight flat-screen TVs, a 105-inch projection screen with the sound on, and specials on drinks and food. Next door at Tradesman’s, from the same owner, find big-screen TVs, a 10-foot media wall, and discounts throughout the game.
11. McGillin's Olde Ale House
McGillin’s Olde Ale House, said to be Philly’s oldest tavern, keeps the sound on for the game on its HD and projector screen TVs. Both floors will be open and there will be specials on beer.
12. Brickwall Tavern Philadelphia
Center City’s Brickwall Tavern is bringing in bottles from San Francisco and Kansas City breweries for the game and will sell half-priced draft beers during halftime.
13. Misconduct Tavern (multiple locations)
Both locations of Misconduct Tavern have 12 big screens to watch the game and 45 beers to choose from, plus the thick burgers and fried snacks that football fans expect from a sports bar.
14. Tabu Lounge & Sports Bar
This multi-level Gayborhood bar shows games downstairs. Enjoy the Super Bowl with selections from the citywide menu, featuring combos like the Philly Special (Bud Light and Jameson) for $10.
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15. Craftsman Row Saloon
The bar at Craftsman Row is surrounded by five huge TVs, and on those TVs will be the game. Enjoy it with over-the-top takes on game day fare, like a burger topped with mac and cheese.
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16. Devil's Den
Forget football! From 3 to 6 p.m., Devil’s Den is going all in on the Puppy Bowl. This party supports Morris Animal Refuge, the local shelter whose one-time resident, a seven-month-old hound mix named Coach, is playing on team Fluff during the televised event. Since the Puppy Bowl is pre-taped, Coach’s new family will bring him to Devil’s Den. Morris also provided the kittens for this cute event’s halftime show. Food specials include hot dogs, “meow mix” with goldfish, Swedish Fish, and pretzels, and “puppies” in a blanket. And stick around for the human football game: Devil’s Den has a selection of 17 rotating drafts, 200 bottles, and TVs at the bar.
17. Philadium Tavern
A classic game day tavern, Philadium is low-key, it does the classics well (get the roast pork sandwich), and there are enough TVs to keep fans happy.
18. Chickie's & Pete's
Chickie’s & Pete’s must be added to any compilation of Philly game-watching options. Why? Because the Chickie’s & Pete’s experience has embedded itself into Philly sports culture. Yes, the crowds can be a little raucous, but there’s a TV in every corner and the game sound is always audible.
19. Xfinity Live
It’s not for everyone, but Xfinity Live is always a wild experience during big games. The massive complex next to the stadiums has over 100 TVs, including a 32-foot HD screen, and six bars to choose from. Parking is free on game day, but the subway is nearby for anyone who plans to drink.
20. Parx Casino
In addition to its indoor beer garden with 15-foot TV walls, Parx Casino in Bensalem recently opened Sportsbook, which has a 155-foot wide screen. Both spots have full bar and food menus.